Category Archives: Cocktail Investing Podcast

Ep. 59: Exposing the Supply Chain Security Nightmare

Ep. 59: Exposing the Supply Chain Security Nightmare

In today’s podcast, Tematica’s Chris Versace discusses with Interos Solutions CEO and President Jennifer Beisceglie how the downside of the operational focus on the supply chain has kicked the door wide open for bad actors to exploit it in the form of cyber and other attacks. Listen now

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Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

Ep 58: Why Boxed is a Takeout Candidate

  Download Episode   Amid the ups and downs of the stock market, it comes as little surprise to us here at Tematica that thematically well-positioned companies are M&A takeout candidates. We’ve seen it before, and odds are we will see it again. If you’ve been listening to CNBC or FOXBusiness, we are once again […]

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EP 56: How and Why the Thematic Approach Helps You Make Better Investments

EP 56: How and Why the Thematic Approach Helps You Make Better Investments

In this episode of Cocktail Investing Chris Versace digs into how he developed the thematic investing approach and why it works so well. We hear how during the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, Chris was in the trenches with many in Wall Street who found that traditional ways of looking at investing were no longer producing results. He looked around at the traditional sector-focused investment strategies that were missing not only opportunities, but unable to capture meaningful signals from the marketplace – thus the birth of Tematica’s investment approach.

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Ep 55: The Global Macro Economy – What exactly is it and why its important when it comes to being a successful investor

Ep 55: The Global Macro Economy – What exactly is it and why its important when it comes to being a successful investor

During this week’s Cocktail Investing episode, Tematica’s Chris Versace interviews none other than Tematica’s Chief Macro Strategist, Lenore Hawkins, to discuss among other things how the global macro landscape fits into our thematic lens and why it is so important to investors and business folks alike. 

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Ep 53: What Fed Chair Powell  Said and What the Markets Heard

Ep 53: What Fed Chair Powell Said and What the Markets Heard

After the first public appearance by new Fed Chair Jerome Powell yesterday, Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace break down their thoughts on his testimony, including insights into whether Powell is laying the groundwork for what’s to come in future interest rate hikes or simply using a common Fed Chairperson tactic of the last decade – jawboning to get the stock market in line and reset investor expectations?

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Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

Ep. 52: Should You Be Worried About the Return of Volatility?

It’s been quite a quick, volatile ride in February — unlike anything we’ve seen in more than a year. We’ve gone from overbought to oversold and back to overbought again, but with volumes 22% lower on the move back up than during the slide down. It would seem not everyone is convinced the rebound will stick.

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Ep 51: Are Markets Issuing the All Clear or Is the Ride Just Getting Started?

Ep 51: Are Markets Issuing the All Clear or Is the Ride Just Getting Started?

In this week’s episode, Lenore Hawkins and Chris Versace assess the conflicting winds of fiscal and monetary policy at a time when the stimulative effects of tax cuts and increased government spending go head to head with the slowing effects of a Federal Reserve that is expected to raise rates at least three times and maybe even four in 2018 while simultaneously tapering its massive balance sheet. Get ready to rumble!

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Ep 50: What was up with all the stock market swings?

Ep 50: What was up with all the stock market swings?

With a stock market that on the cusp of exiting January that was priced to perfection following a near 30% move over the prior 15 months that had stocks in truly rare air, the modest negative was bound to let some air out of the party balloons. Tematica’s investing mixologists Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins break down the what and why’s behind the return of market volatility.

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